The New York Mets (14-7) defeated the San Fransisco Giants (12-12) by the final score of 13-1 tonight. For a full boxscore recap follow the link below…
- Yoenis Cespedes had an outstanding performance going 2-4 with 6 RBI’s, which included a grand slam.
- Michael Conforto was 2-5 with 2 RBI’s and 2 runs scored.
- Neil Walker was 2-5 with an RBI and a run scored.
- Asdrubal Cabrera was 2-4 with 2 RBI’s and 2 runs scored.
- Curtis Granderson was 1-4 with an RBI and 2 runs scored.
- Steven Matz picked up his third win of the season, pitching 6 shutout innings while allowing 7 hits, walking 3, and striking out 4.
- The Mets scored a franchise record 12 runs in the bottom of the third inning.
It just doesn’t get much better than that now does it Mets fans? The Mets absolutely clobbered Jake Peavy and Mike Broadway in the bottom of the third putting up a historic 12-spot on the scoreboard. I have seen the Mets criticized due to their style of play which is dependent on the home run ball, as well as the quality of the opposition they have faced thus far. Truth is, this team is not going to apologize to anyone for taking care of business, and they went out and absolutely beat down a quality opponent tonight. The Mets have notoriously struggled against the Giants and tonight’s game was a great indicator of a possible reversal of fortunes this series. The Mets have not won a series at home against the Giants since 2010, as they have lost five straight home series, and they will have two opportunities to change that this weekend.
Steven Matz also has pitched very strong since getting rocked for seven runs in his first outing of the season, where he only recorded five outs against the Marlins. In his last three starts since that outing, Matz is 3-0 with a 0.93 ERA, and is proving why he is a frontrunner for NL Rookie of the Year. The Mets have been absolutely rolling lately and have now won seven games in a row. Lets keep it going the rest of the weekend!
- The Mets will look to win their first home series in five seasons against the San Fransisco Giants tomorrow afternoon with first pitch scheduled for 4:05 pm et. Tomorrow’s game can be seen on SNY and Fox Sports 1.
- Jacob deGrom (2-0, 1.54 ERA) will take the mound for the Mets tomorrow afternoon facing Giants right-hander Matt Cain (0-2, 6.43 ERA).